Standing hip extension

Standing Hip Extension, to strengthen your gluteal muscles (the three muscles which make up the buttocks) Prolonged sitting tightens the hip flexor muscles and weakens the hamstrings. To counteract this, you need to open the hips with hip extension moves. Hip extension involves some of our strongest muscles – the gluteal muscles and hamstrings. These…

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Balance improver

exercise helps balance

A chair or countertop is needed for this balance improver: Stand up straight, pulling in your abdominal muscles.  Slowly lift one leg out in front of you Then move the leg out to the side And then slowly out behind you, without leaning forward Repeat five times, then try the same thing on the other…

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Strengthen muscles

muscle strength

This is an excellent exercise to strengthen muscles which help you stay upright – and it can be done almost anywhere. Stand holding the back of a chair, a sofa or a countertop Lift up onto your tip toes, hold for a few seconds then go back done again Repeat ten times once or twice…

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Rock the boat

‘Rock the Boat’ is a simple exercise that requires no equipment, although you can use a balance for support. Begin by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, with even weight on each side, then raise your arms out to the side for balance. Stand up straight, shoulders back, head looking forward. Raise one foot off the ground,…

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Improving balance

To help improve your balance, try walking in a straight line, one foot in front of the other with your arms outstretched. Then try it backwards. Once you are confident doing this, you can try it while looking side to side. Please let us know how you get on!

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